Pokemon Let’s Go games pass 3 million units in first week

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The Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu have between them sold over three million units during their first week in the shops. 

The milestone marks a new first-week sales record for Switch games. It was announced by the official Pokemon News Twitter account (please make allowances for the dodgy auto-translation from Japanese). 

Impressively, the Pokemon Let’s Go games managed to outsell the likes of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in their first week on sale. Although they obviously arrive at a time when the Switch has a much higher installed base (as of September, close to 22.9 million Switches had been sold worldwide).

It will be interesting to see whether the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros Ultimate will set a new record for first-week Switch sales when it is released on 7 December. In the meantime, you might want to keep an eye on Nintendo UK’s website.